Listen: Free-Range Folk Episodes

Free-Range Folk is a weekly two-hour program featuring the best in new and traditional folk, americana, indie and bluegrass. You’ll hear everything from Mumford and Sons to Dolly Parton, and hear regional favorites like Joe Crookston, Driftwood, The Slambovian Circus of Dreams, Milkweed and more. Free-Range Folk, Saturday nights at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. on WSKG Public Radio, streaming online at WSKG.ORG and available for on-demand listening online after the program!  

 

NYS Launches Effort To Eliminate Hepatitis C

New York is now home to the nation’s first strategy to eliminate hepatitis C, according to Governor Andrew Cuomo. The governor unveiled a $5-million program Friday that he said will expand access to clean syringes, increase funding for hepatitis C treatment, and remove barriers to insurance coverage for people getting that treatment.

Hear Here! | Singing to Freedom: Slave Songs and the Underground Railroad



Many of us know and love traditional spirituals like Swing Low, Sweet Chariot or Wade in the Water. But a lesser known aspect is that many of these songs served as coded messages for the Underground Railroad. We’ll explore the connection between slavery and the songs that slaves sang on their way to freedom. (Producer: Crystal Sarakas)

Classroom Resources

No Man Can Hinder Me: The Journey From Slavery to Emancipation Through Song by Velma Maia Thomas

‘Coded Spirituals’ | A full teacher resource gallery from PBS LearningMedia. Follow the Drinking Gourd | This book, song video, and Reading Rainbow episode offer kids.